The coronavirus pandemic has not only forced states to shut down economically, unfortunately, it has also forced humanitarian responses around the world to come to a grinding halt. With Boko Haram (BH) campaigns still very much alive – tragically claiming over 70 people recently in Gubio (Borno State) – Shekau’s new call to bandits in the North West of Nigeria, asking them to join his cause, provides a worrying perspective to the decades-old insurgency. Lately, particularly since January, Nigeria has witnessed a spike in the level of insecurity. There has been a significant rise in banditry, kidnapping and farmer-herder clashes defining the BH insurgency as a resilient force despite the efforts of the Nigerian military. Indeed, the insecurity across the north has forced the Nigeria Police to withdraw in some areas for the military to take over. Read More
The Premium Times for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in collaboration with the Olive Prime Psychological Services on Tuesday organised a psycho-social webinar to discuss the ‘Psychological effect of Reporting in Difficult Times’ for reporters. Read More
Journalists have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic to receive first-hand information for the consumption of the general public as they have done throughout the course of their work. However, the psychological impact of this on journalists has remained largely unreported. Read More
Civic groups will on Wednesday hold a town hall meeting to discuss how voting will be done in governorship elections to be held in two states.
The electoral commission, INEC, had announced that governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 200 lives in Nigeria. Read More
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its fact-checking project, DUBAWA, is now accepting applications from journalists and researchers to the second edition of her fact-checking fellowship. Read More
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In order to mark the celebration of World Press Freedom Day amidst the lockdown on May 3, 2020, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) organised a tweet meet to discuss the ‘Economic impact of COVID-19 on the media industry’ with the CEO, Women FM 91.7 MHz, Toun Okewale Sonaiya and Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Dayo Aiyetan, as the panellists. Read More
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom condemns the blatant intimidation, harassment and continuous attack on journalists and media houses by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Read More
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its Agricultural Journalism Project and Natural Resource Program in partnership with Association of flowers Nurseries And Landscaping Practitioners Abuja (AFNALPA), will be embarking on a two-day outreach scheduled to hold from the 20th to 21st of March 2020 to commemorate the International Day of Forests. Read More
The recurring debate about expanding and strengthening women’s voices in the media took on even more significance at the recent commemoration of the 45th International Women’s Day 2020, on March 8, in Abuja. Professional journalists gathered to ask for a minimum industry charter, including policies that will be enforced to address the problem of inequality and imbalance in the media industry and its storytelling.
The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and its partners — PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG — on Wednesday 18th March announced a book project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s political independence. The project involves the production of a book of 60 essays on Nigeria with the title, 60 Years, 60 Voices – Essays on Nigeria at Sixty. Read More
Coronavirus is a disease that causes damage to the respiratory tract when it is attached to the cells in the lining of the lungs causing damage to it. When the virus enters the body, the patient begins to experience mild symptoms of dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, headache, muscle pain and tiredness compared to ordinary flu. Read More